Saraband

In 1973, director Ingmar Bergman made Scenes from a Marriage, a series for Swedish television that plumbed the relationship of Marianne, a lawyer, and Johan, a professor, following their ups and downs in love, adulteries and, ultimately, divorce. Bergman's  ...

Machuca

Machuca takes place in Chile, after Salvador Allende, a Marxist and a humanist, was democratically elected president of the country and instituted badly needed economic reforms. (To the everlasting shame of the U.S., under orders from President Nixon and  ...

The Art of Richard Tuttle

Richard Tuttle is hardly a household name, like, say, his better-known contemporaries Sol Lewitt or Ellsworth Kelly. Art lovers may have seen one of his works here, one there, over the years, but Tuttle's are works of such unpretentious  ...

Me and You and Everyone We Know

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Sundance Awards awards have become noticeably devalued over the years, but Cannes is in more rarified territory. Me and You and Everyone We Know, a debut feature by writer/director  ...

Heights

I have given suck, and know How tender `tis to love the babe that milks me; I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, And dashed the brains out, had I  ...

The Pearl Fishers – Georges Bizet

The Pearl Fishers, Bizet's first opera, written when he was only 24, is loved for a few of its lustrous melodies which have been widely disseminated in recordings. But the opera is rarely staged, for reasons that become all  ...

Batman Begins

Batman is back, as he doubtlessly will be for years to come, so long as the box office take continues to fill the coffers at Warner Brothers. (Batman Forever grossed over $184 million; Batman Returns - $163 million.)  ...

A Tout de Suite

Director Benoit Jacquot has more than two dozen movies to his credit, but few have been distributed in the United States. His 1995 film, A Single Girl, is centered on Virginie, a young woman who confronts both psycho-sexual balances  ...

5X2

Francois Ozon's 2000 film, Under the Sand, is a thoughtful work that examines themes of aging and loss with a depth and maturity that belies the then-youthfulness of its director. But in subsequent outings Ozon went astray. The 2002  ...